• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 174

Decision Support Requirements for Next-Generation Traffic Management Systems and Centers (TMCs)

Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
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Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Les Jacobson, WSP, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Freeway Operations (AHB20)
Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications (ABJ70)
Standing Committee on Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations (AHB10)
Standing Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems (AHB15)
Subcommittee on Active Traffic Management (AHB20(5))
Standing Committee on Traffic Signal Systems (AHB25)

The next generation of traffic management systems and TMCs are expected to process larger amounts of data, make more decisions in real-time, automate their operation, and proactively manage and control traffic, coordinate, and share information with other systems and service providers to improve the safety and mobility of the facilities being managed. This workshop will discuss innovative technologies, successful practices and research to support agencies developing and using decision support subsystems appropriate to meet the needs of different types of legacy systems and TMCs. The topics to be addressed will include decision support subsystem requirements, design, components, and use of innovative technologies, system design implications.

This workshop and the topics to be discussed will build on themes explored at the TRB Workshop help in 2017 titled “Next-Generation Traffic Management Decision Support Systems”, which highlighted successful practices being used by agencies which are using these innovative technologies and methods.

Title Presentation Number
Welcome and Review Workshop Program and Desired Outcomes
Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Les Jacobson, WSP
Decision Support, Decision Support Tools, and Applications for Active Traffic Management
Emanuel Robinson, WESTAT, Inc.
Evolution of Using Decision Support Tools to Actively Manage Traffic
Philip Masters, Parsons
Business Case for Using Different Methods or Designs for Decision Support Systems
John Gaffney, VicRoads
How Might Decision Support Subsystems Vary for Different Traffic Management Systems?
Matthew Juckes, Kapsch TrafficCom North America
Examples of Decision Support Subsystems Used by Traffic Management Systems and TMCs to Actively Manage Traffic
Douglas Gettman, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
What Research Is Needed to Advance Using Decision Support Subsystems for Traffic Management Systems and TMCs?
John Corbin, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Identify Topics to Pursue Possible NCHRP Research Problem Statements: Action Planning
Michael Pack, University of Maryland, College Park
Review Action Plan and Next Steps for Committees
Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Les Jacobson, WSP
Gregory Krueger, HNTB Corporation
Sherif Ishak, Old Dominion University
Peter Koonce, City of Portland, Oregon